An extension to the iPhone Safari App, Safari Download Manager has been updated with iOS 4, iPhone 4, and iPad support. Safari Download manager 1.5.0 brings a full download manager to Safari on your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch. The Safari Download Manager is an extension that adds a powerful, highly-configurable download manager to the iPhone’s web browser. You can take control over downloaded file types, and harness the true power of the network connection on your device.
- Choose to download more than one file at a time!
- Choose to break out of the limited downloading you used to do!
- Choose to More >
Today Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner revealed tha the first beta of the Internet Explorer 9 web browser is planned for a release in September at the company’s annual financial analyst meeting. This is a little later than expected since leaked documents that emerged last month pointed to an August release date for the beta. Some apparently authentic screenshots of Internet Explorer 9 have been leaked and surprisingly show a few changes from the current version. Microsoft has shipped three platform previews to show off the Internet Explorer 9 engine, but these previews used a More >
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One of the many things to look forward to when upgrading to the iPhone 4 from a previous iPhone is improved performance due to a faster processor, more RAM, etc.One of the folks over at Gadgets DNA have discovered a YouTube video made by Mike Hellers who has compared all the four generations of the iPhone to show the performance improvements. In the video below, Mike Hellers and his friend Chris carried out the following tests on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 2G.
- Load time of iPhone game – Planet Vs Zombies
- Load time of iPhone app – Google Earth
- Load time of iPhone – More >
Developer of the Spirit Jailbreak utility, Comex, recently tweeted a video showing Adobe Flash working on the iPhone. He stated in the video description that this is “preliminary” as cab be seen by minor graphical glitches on the scree, but it does open and execute Flash based sites with no problems.
Apple’s decision to ditch Flash has led quite a few developers to work on their own workarounds to get Flash content working on the iPhone. Some of the most notable workarounds include iMobileCinema, a Safari plugin that has been around for a while that attempts to play video content embedded in More >
Despite Steve Job’s personal thoughts on Flash being a dying technology, it is very clear that many people want to use the technology on their iDevices (or at least developers want to find ways to put it there). We recently heard of Smokescreen, a browser plug-in that takes apart the SWF binaries and reassembles them into a format that Apple can read. Taking a slightly different approach, the team at the Artefact Group have been working on a service called Flash In A Pinch. At the moment it is only in a concept stage, a pretty sweet concept at that. How it works is: Flash is rendered on More >
As announced at the WWDC 2010 earlier this week, Apple has finally opened the doors to those wanting to join the iAd network and the Safari Developer Program, as Apple explains it:
The iAd Network offers you a new, easy-to-implement source of revenue through incorporating iAd rich media ads in your applications. Apple sells and serves the ads, and you receive 60 percent of the advertising revenue. Learn about getting started with the iAd Network, how to prepare your apps for iAd, and how to create iAd rich media ads.”
Microsoft recently launched the free version of Office Web Apps after nine months of allowing select users test the Technical Preview. The service is initially available via Windows Lie SkyDrive (integration with Hotmail is currently not yet ready) at office.live.com to users in the U.S, Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland with support for English, Spanish (USA), and French (Canada) languages. For the users who don’t live in those regions, you will still have access, but you won’t be able to choose your language. Rest assured though, Microsoft says “more languages and locales will be added More >
It’s not just Firefox for the iPhone, but it’s the next best thing.
Mozilla announced it’s plans for iPhone on their blog introducing “Firefox Home” – an iPhone app based on Firefox Sync that gives users access to browsing history, bookmarks, and tap sets, from their desktop-based Firefox browser.
According to Mozilla, the free app is “encrypted end-to-end.” Mozilla have added sync support across the desktop and mobile versions, which means that you can re-open the desktop tabs on the mobile app. You can also use the same “Awesome Bar” as on the desktop app to pull in auto-complete results More >